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Hell's Kitchen ( () (ごく) (しゅ) (ぎょう) Jigoku no Shūgyō?) is the fifth chapter for My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions, written and illustrated by Yoco Akiyama.


Denki and Shoto head to their next Team-Up Mission, with Denki telling his classmate that this is the first time they've been teamed up together. He also comments wondering who their other teammates are. Then, someone calls for Shoto, turning around to see Inasa Yoarashi accompanied by Seiji Shishikura. Inasa is enthusiastic about the idea of a U.A. and Shiketsu team-up, while Seiji reminds them that they have been requested by the Obstinate Hero: Gantetsu, a Pro Hero known for his inflexible and rigid personality. Despite this, Inasa is excited.

The four enter Gantetsu's Agency where they meet the Hero, being impressed by his unyielding presence. The four students introduce themselves to him before being interrupted by Gantetsu, who makes things clear to them by saying that they must do what he orders them. It turns out they are tasked with making soba noodles. Confused, Denki wants to ask Gantetsu about it, but Seiji stops him before he does, explaining that the Obstinate Hero is known for not talking too much, but much of his actions have profound meaning hidden within them, so their apparently unheroic task must be some kind of test.

The four students start making soba but they all fail miserably at it. Gantetsu criticizes their methods, saying Inasa is putting too much water in and tosses him aside. Seiji uses his Meatball Quirk to knead the dough, which grosses out Denki but Gantetsu compliments his method. Seiji is carried away by the compliment and begins to lecture Denki about what he should do to prepare soba, although all he gets at is confusing him. Inasa ends up cooking udon, being scolded by Gantetsu once again for not making soba. Shoto then shows him his serving, but when Gantetsu examines the soba noodles, he scolds him because they are poorly done.

Disappointed, Gantetsu tells the students to go home. Inasa bows down and begs Gantetsu to give them another chance. Gantetsu decides to give them one last chance and the students thank him for it. Shoto also thanks Inasa to which he responds enthusiastically saying they must show Gantetsu their passionate team-up work. The four of them then have a meeting on how they can convince the hero that they are worthy of doing the job, deciding the best way to show their talents is to do so like a hero.

Several minutes later, they put on their hero costumes and approach Gantetsu, presenting a perfect wad of soba, and Gantetsu notes that they have greatly improved the texture of the noodles. He wonders how did this happen, as it turns out that the four students organized and collaborated together, and by using their Quirks they were able to make the best soba noodles. Gantetsu congratulates them, telling they have passed the task.

As they celebrate, a person enters the establishment and tries to convince Gantetsu to hand over his shop, but Gantetsu replies that he had already said no and he never intends to give in. The students do not understand what is going on, although Seiji is confused when they refer to the place as a "shop". Frustrated at the old man's refusal, the outsider tells him that if he does not plan to give up his store the easy way, he will do it the hard way, and orders two villains to attack Gantetsu.

After the hero's shoved to the side, Shoto, Denki, Inasa, and Seiji immediately intervene to defend Gantetsu, who tells them not to. However, the students refuse to stay still while all that happens, and not wanting the situation to turn into anything major, they end up resolving things inside the shop, and use their Quirks they easily defeat the villains without causing damage to the place.

Inasa notes that he's gotten better at wielding his wind, and Shoto says he's gotten better at adjusting his fire. Denki says that they improved their skills because of the soba making, and Seiji proclaims that he was sure their task was not just simply to make soba noodles. However, shocked by what he just saw, an incredulous Gantetsu asks them if they are actually heroes in training, which confuses the students.

It turns out they mistook the locations. The old man explains they are not in Gantetsu’s Hero Office but a restaurant owned by Gantetsu, a soba artisan. The real Hero Office is in the neighboring town. Even so, Gantetsu thanks them for saving him and protecting his business, so he invites them to eat there whenever they want. Grateful, the students leave to go to their true destination, where they will receive a furious scolding from the real Gantetsu.

Afterwards, when Shoto returns home, Endeavor comes up to him, saying he heard from Fuyumi that he had made soba, asking if he brought some; Shoto bluntly says no.

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